Brad Anderson, 1924-2015

September 5th, 2015

The NCS and the world of cartooning lost one of its true luminaries last week with the passing of Brad Anderson, creator of the comic “Marmaduke”. Brad passed …

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2015 NCS Comic-Con Exclusive Print!

July 1st, 2015

The National Cartoonists Society will be at San Diego Comic-Con International next week, and this year they have a new exclusive that is sure to be a collector’s …

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Reuben Awards Winners 2015

May 23rd, 2015

The 69th annual Reuben Awards ceremony was held this weekend at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC. Here are this year’s winners: Magazine Feature / Magazine Illustration …

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NCS Awards

Each year, during the NCS Annual Reuben Awards Weekend, the Society honors the year's outstanding achievements in all walks of the profession. The society's greatest honor, the Reuben Award, is presented to the Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Cartoonists in various professional divisions are also honored with special plaques for excellence in the fields of newspaper strips, TV animation, gag cartoons, comic books and more.

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The NCS was born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops. They found that they enjoyed each other's company and decided to get together on a regular basis. Today, the NCS membership roster includes over 500 of the world's major cartoonists, working in many branches of the profession.

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Check out the debut issue of our new digital magazine, The National Cartoonist! Interviews, features and rare cartoon art!

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Every year, the NCS issues special limited-edition T-shirts to commemorate our appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con. Order your T-shirts here!

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The National Cartoonists Society Foundation is the charitable arm of the National Cartoonists Society. The NCS Foundation was formed in 2005 to continue the charitable and educational works that have been a hallmark of the NCS since its inception in 1946.